"I remember every moment we spent together. But like it was in a movie. Someone else's amazing movie."
Cassie is the series main protagonist and heroine. She was born to John Blackwell and Amelia Blake on March 28th, 1995 in Chance Harbour, Washington. She is a newly discovered witch who, since the death of her mother, Amelia, has resided in the town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While Cassie initially dislikes the idea of being a witch, she later begins to accept her destiny and her family's heritage of magic.
Action Girl: Cassie is a powerful witch who possesses supernatural powers. Cassie, along with the other girls in the Circle (Diana, Melissa and Faye) are all involved in the action on the show; they often use their witch powers to fight evil or opponents. Although before she finds out her abilities and about he twitch heritage, she is seen as more of a Damsel in Distress. Cassie also has Black Magic from her father's side, also known as Balcoin blood. This makes Cassie significantly more powerful and dangerous and she can become very out of control when she uses her dark magic. Cassie is not to be messed with as although she is the smallest of the Circle, she is also the strongest and the most powerful, despite not having as much experience as a witch as the rest of her fellow Circle members.
Action Girlfriend: To Adam. Although Adam is a warlock who can conduct magic himself, Cassie often throws herself into battle more frequently and gets involved in the action much more than Adam. She is also immensely powerful because she possesses Dark Magic which empowers her to engage in combat or battle or fight the enemy much more effectively. Also in comparison, Adam is also more cautious and logical when it comes to approaching things, but Cassie is much more impulsive and hotheaded in how she chooses to approach things.
Action Heroine: Cassie is perfectly capable of defending herself and others when the time comes for it. She is a powerful witch who possesses many abilities and powers that allow her to combat or fight the enemy when it is necessary for her to do so. She has Black Magic which makes her tougher and a force to be reckoned with. Unlike her other fellow Circle members, Cassie is the one who is more likely to resort to physical violence of any kind and even kill in order to solve problems. Because of Cassie's tendency to resort to the use of violence than other more diplomatic ways, the other members of the Circle often have to stop her, primarily Adam and Diana, from going over the edge and possibly harming people.
Adorkable: Cassie has her moments of cuteness and dorkiness. She has been seen to be very idealistic, awkward and has even described herself as a loner who doesn't have that much in the way of a social life. She is seen to be shy at first and doesn't open up to others right away. However, Diana and Adam as well as the other members of the Circle help to being Cassie out of her shell and open up.
Adaptation Dye-Job: In the novel series, Cassie is a brunette, but on the show, she is a blonde. The reason for having Cassie's hair colour being changed for the television adaptation are not known but it could be assumed that the producers didn't seem to put much care or consideration into what Cassie's hair colour should have been. Despite the differences in hair colour, Cassie in both the novel and television adaptations both have blue eyes.
Afraid of Needles: Cassie admitted to Adam during a spell that required her blood that she was deathly petrified of needles. When she first saw the needle, Cassie started to freak out. Her fear of needles was so bad that during the spell, Cassie had asked Adam to be the one to poke her with the needle so that they could get her blood. Cassie even had to look away as Adam was poking her finger. It is unknown how or why Cassie has a fear of needles and it could be assumed that she has had this phobia since childhood.
Anguished Declaration of Love: With Adam many times throughout the season. Cassie and Adam have a very chaotic relationship due to the fact that there are always numerous obstacles and problems trying to come between them and keep the two from being together. Adam and Cassie often confess their love for each other whenever they are facing possible death or any kind of possible danger. There is much angst surrounding their relationship to begin with as their love was originally forbidden as Adam was dating Diana. Cassie and Adam would often confess their deep connection and their feelings for each other with much sadness and angst due to the circumstances surrounding their relationship and their situation.
Antagonistic Offspring: Towards John. Cassie didn't know that John was her real or biological father in the beginning. When she discovered who John was, she hated him and was very antagonistic towards him. Cassie had even told John that she didn't want him in her life and that she would be just fine without him as she had been fine for the past sixteen years that he wasn't a part of her life. However, later on, she starts to accept him as her father and even starts to trust him. Unfortunately, this proved to bad judgement on Cassie's part. John had always had bad intentions from the very start but the concept of family blinded Cassie to John's true intentions and his real personality.
Anti-Hero: Cassie may be the main heroine of the show but she possesses more qualities of that of an anti-heroine than an Ideal Heroine. Although she has good intentions, she is highly capable of crossing the morally grey line from time to time. While Cassie wants to save and protect people from danger, Cassie has shown that she seems to have a preference of going about achieving her goals and mission in sometimes underhanded ways. Cassie also possesses Black Magic, which also makes her very dangerous and can make her become a rather dark person who often forgets that she is crossing a moral line from time to time. Even other members of her Circle, like Diana and Adam for example, have to keep Cassie in check whenever she gets out of hand or loses control of her magic. Cassie originally starts off as an Ideal Heroine at the very beginning of the series but she becomes a Type II after she discovers that she is a witch. Cassie becomes more of a Type III as the series progresses later on after she discovers her heritage of Dark Magic. When she lets her dark magic overtake her, she becomes a Type IV or Type V. As the series progresses, although Cassie has good intentions and uses her powers to save people, she also becomes much of a darker individual especially when she discovers her Dark Magic ancestry.
Anchored Ship: With Adam. Their relationship would constantly go and than pause and then go and then pause again. One could argue that Adam and Cassie's relationship was very tumultuous due to various outside obstacles standing in the way of them officially being together. Although destiny wants the two of them to be together, as their families have always been "written in the stars", it seems that fate wants them to be apart. Adam and Cassie have never had a long period of actual happiness together and when they do manage to find some kind of contentment and happiness with each other, it ends up being taken away from them immediately. Not only this, but it seems that they often have to put their relationship on the back burner for the sake of the Circle and for the sake of some people's feelings, such as Diana's for example.
Badass: Cassie is a powerful witch and kicks ass when she wants to. She also possesses Black Magic. When she uses her dark magic, she can become rather scary; she can also choke and suffocate people to death. She has also shown that she is the most powerful member of her Circle. Whenever anyone that she loves is hurt or threatened, Cassie will not hesitate to use violence or combat in order to take her enemies down. Cassie may look cute, adorable and approachable, a young teenage girl who appears to be shy, but DO NOT underestimate her, Cassie can be a major force to be reckoned with if you so much as mess with her, cross her or hurt the people she loves under any capacity. All in all, Cassie has proven that without guidance and without someone watching out for her, Cassie can be highly dangerous and she has shown that she is a ticking time bomb.
Badass Adorable: Cassie may be badass, but she is also has her adorable moments while kicking ass and putting you in your place. Just because Cassie appears to be the loveable young and shy teenage girl who would gladly befriend you, does not mean that Cassie would not kick ass and make sure that you pay if you so much as hurt or cross her or the people she cares about. Cassie also has dark magic, which also makes Cassie very intimidating if she is provoked in any way.
Badass Boast: Cassie has her moments. Especially when you anger her, cross her or piss her off in any way, you better watch out. Cassie has shown that she is not above threatening others in order to get what she wants and that if you do not give her what she wants, she is capable of resorting to either a dangerous use of her own magic or physical violence. Cassie has displayed that she has a temper and that she also possesses Black Magic, which has shown that she can be rather dangerous.
Badass Damsel: Cassie occasionally finds herself in trouble from time to time, but she has proven that she is perfectly capable of defending herself against other dangers. She has also shown to be effective in the use of combat when she has to resort to doing so. Cassie has shown that she doesn't need either Adam or Jake to save her or help her defend herself as she has shown that she is capable of doing so very effectively without their help. Hell, Cassie has shown that when it comes to the use of magic, she is more powerful that both Adam and Jake and the rest of the Circle overall.
Badass Family: Cassie comes from a badass family from both her mother's side and her father's side. Her mother, Amelia Blake, was once a powerful witch back in the day but she stopped practicing because magic was abolished and was no longer allowed to be practiced due to the tragedy that had happened. Her maternal grandmother, Jane Blake, was also a powerful witch before her mother. Jane had become sort of a mentor or a teacher for Cassie and she helped Cassie to learn and understand her identity as a witch and help her to control her abilities. On her father's side, there is even more badassness there. Her father is John Blackwell, a very dark, dangerous and powerful warlock who has immense power;. John is a descendant of Balcoin blood, which is a bloodline of Black Magic. Because John is descended from dark magic, this makes him excessively more powerful and more dangerous than other warlocks like him. Cassie had inhabited White Magic from her mother and Black Magic from her father, making her the most powerful witch within the Circle. Her paternal half sister, Diana, is also very badass as well, as she also possesses the curse of dark magic, as Diana and Cassie share the same father in John.
Badass in Distress: Cassie has found herself in some troubling situations where she has required help from her fellow Circle members. Although Cassie is normally capable of taking care of herself and even those that she cares about when she has to, she has shown that she falls vulnerable more than anyone else in the Circle. Because of this, Cassie can sometimes come off as a bit of a Damsel in Distress at times.
Little Miss Badass: Cassie appears to be small and petite, but she can kick major ass when she has to. She has also shown that she can be very dangerous and scary especially when she is crossed. It also helps that Cassie possesses Black Magic and that she can prove very deadly when she overuses it. Cassie has shown that she is highly capable violence and of killing other people whenever she loses control of her dark magic. Her dark magic will consume her to the point where she loses her logic and her morals. There are times when Cassie has displayed very disturbing and creepy behaviour while using her dark magic, especially for one who appears and looks so young, fragile and innocent. She has shown that she even poses a possible threat and a possible danger to her friends or her fellow members in the Circle. Cassie could be considered a Waif-Fu and a Cute Bruiser who is not to be underestimated and who is not to be provoked to the point of anger.
Heartbroken Badass: Cassie has been through a lot of pain, loss and grief during her very young life. She has endured much pain and suffering for one so young. Cassie loses her mother, Amelia, in the beginning of the series after she is murdered by Charles in a fire. She then comes to Chance Harbour to start over and live with her grandmother. Unfortunately, things get even more complicated for Cassie. She discovers her true identity as a witch and that her mother had lied to her her whole life and kept the secret that she was a witch. Cassie refuses to accept her identity as a witch and goes into denial about who she is. She becomes depressed and withdraws into herself and she starts to lie to her grandmother about not being aware of who she is. On top of it, Cassie falls in Love at First Sight with Adam, who happens to be the boyfriend of the girl who befriended her when she first came to town (and later, revealed to be her paternal half sister), Diana. Because of this, Cassie struggles to keep her attraction and her connection with Adam a secret as her and Adam's lover for each other is forbidden. When Cassie and Adam do manage to get together, they never end up having any lasting moments of happiness or peace. Constant outside obstacles constantly try to keep the two apart. So, for Adam and Cassie, it seems as though destiny does want them to be together as their love is written in the stars, fate seems to disagree and does everything to keep the two from being happy in any capacity. Cassie also discovers her father, John Blackwell, after 16 years of not knowing him or who he is. She starts off having a very tension filled and antagonistic relationship with him. Eventually, she starts to trust him but this turned out to be bad or poor judgement on Cassie's part, as John had proven that he had evil and bad intentions the whole time. There is also the fact that Cassie's friends are always in constant danger and she has to do everything that she can to protect them and keep them safe as much as possible.
Took a Level in Badass: Cassie was already a strong and powerful witch but she becomes even more dangerous and badass as the series progresses. Cassie, at first, becomes more badass when she learns how to control her abilities as a witch. But when she discovers that she is descended from a bloodline that has Dark Magic, also known as the Balcoin bloodline, she starts to gain a significant amount of power and strength. Once Cassie comes to realize that she possesses Black Magic, she starts to get obsessed or addicted to using it as she seems to get a high off of using it, especially against enemies or the bad guys.
Bad Powers, Good People: Cassie possesses Dark Magic ancestry. Her dark magic abilities are highly powerful and Cassie would sometimes let her dark magic overtake her. Cassie admitted to Diana that she liked using her dark magic and she got a a thrill and excitement out of it. Later on in the series, Cassie was seen to be starting to overuse her dark magic; Diana would often warn her to stop overusing her dark magic and letting it overtake her. It showed that Cassie was strongly capable of becoming very dangerous if she did not stop overusing her dark magic and she let it overtake her. Sometimes her dark magic would consume Cassie so much that her logic and her morals would slip right out the window and she would therefore, become unpredictable and unrecognizable. Diana also possesses dark magic just like Cassie, however, Diana is able to keep it under control and instead, keep her morals and her logic in tact. This is because unlike Cassie, Diana is seen to be more levelheaded, more calm and more practical in how she approaches things in general, while Cassie has been seen to be more impulsive, more unpredictable and more hotheaded.
Because Destiny Says So: Her relationship with Adam. She and Adam are said to be soul mates who are destined to be together and are "written in the stars". When Cassie first met Adam, she had felt a strong and magnetic pull or connection towards him. Adam had also said that he felt the exact same thing. This is because according to a legend, the Blake's and the Conant's were destined to be together and that it has always been that way. Interestingly enough, although destiny has panned for Adam and Cassie to be together, there have been numerous obstacles and endless problems that try to keep the two from being together or even staying together. It seems that although destiny has planned for them to be together, fate seems to disagree as Adam and Cassie can never seem to find some semblance of happiness and peace with each other due to the circumstances surrounding their relationship. It's made even more complicated by the fact that Adam was the boyfriend of Diana, who happens to be Cassie's friend (and later discovered to be hear paternal half sister). Adam and Cassie could be considered the epitome of Starcrossed Lovers, two people who love each other and feel such a strong connection to each other but cannot be together due to the circumstances surrounding their relationship, not to mention the endless obstacles thrown in their way of being together.
Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Jake. Cassie and Jake have always shared a loved hate relationship, which involved lots of bickering, arguing and teasing. Through all of that, it was obvious there was a mutual attraction on both sides, much to Adam's dislike or disapproval.
Berserk Button: Messing with Cassie's loved ones, especially her family and Adam, in any capacity is a huge no-no.
Beware the Nice Ones: Cassie is nice but don't mess with her or get on her bad side. Especially after she has embraced Dark Magic.
Betty and Veronica: Cassie is the Veronica to Diana's Betty for Adam's Archie. Later on, she is the Archie to Adam's Betty and Jake's Veronica.
Big Damn Heroes: Cassie is pretty much the one who always saves the day, since she is the heroine of the story.
Birds of a Feather: With Diana and Adam. They are all witches who share a lot of things in common in terms of family life, personality and outlooks.
Black Magician Girl: Cassie possesses Dark Magic due to her Balcoin bloodline and ancestry. Although Cassie primarily practices White Magic and uses her powers for good, sometimes she will dabble in using her dark magic. And when she does, don't mess with her because she is scary and not to be underestimated.
Blessed with Suck: Cassie sees her magical abilities, her gift of magic as more of a curse than a gift at the beginning of the series.
Break the Cutie: Cassie has been through much tragedy and pain in her young life. She had lost her mother in a tragic fire, her father died shortly after she was born, she discovers that she is a witch, she discovers that her real father is John Blackwell who is said to be a man with bad intentions, she discovers that she has Dark Magic ancestry, she had been manipulated into making Adam forget his love for her and then she lost her grandmother Jane, her only blood family aside from her half-sister (Diana) and their father (John). A lot of trials and tribulations surrounding her destiny as a witch seem to cause Cassie un-safety as well as everyone around her.
Broken Bird: Cassie loses her mother in a tragic fire at the start of the series. It seems as the series progresses, she goes through more pain and tragedy.
Character Development: Goes from being a reluctant and naive ordinary teenage girl who discovers she's a witch to a very powerful witch who is highly accepting of her magical abilities.
The Chick/The Heart: Cassie is the one who brings everyone together and she is the glue that holds the Circle together.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Cassie has her jealous moments in regards to Adam...and his relationship with Diana.
Cute Bruiser: Cassie is petite and small but she is also very strong and powerful.
Cute Witch: Cassie is a benevolent witch who practices White Magic. However, she does possess Black Magic and when she lets this dark magic overtake her, she becomes not so cute.
The Cutie: Cassie is very loveable and endearing...when she is not delving into her Dark Magic.
Deadpan Snarker: Cassie has a quick wit and a dry sense of humour. Although not as sassy and sarcastic as Faye, she can certainly hold her own during a Snark-to-Snark Combat with anyone, namely Faye.
Deus Angst Machina: Cassie is constantly going through a rough ordeal and always has problems, issues, and obstacles thrown her way that prevent her from being happy or finding any kind of sanity and peace.
Disappeared Dad: Cassie's father had died shortly after Cassie was born. However, it turns out that Cassie's actual father, John Blackwell, was still alive, however, Cassie had no knowledge of him whatsoever. But, [[he is killed at the end of the series when Cassie and Diana use their combined magic in order to reverse the spell put onto the skull, which resulted in John's death]].
Distressed Damsel: Cassie is perfectly capable of taking care of herself but there are times when she does need help from others and there are plenty of moments where Cassie finds herself in peril or in deep trouble.
Doom Magnet: Cassie attracts a lot of tragedy and pain. It's almost never ending.
Everyone Loves Blondes: Cassie has blonde hair and she is the primary object of affection for all of the males in the series including Adam, Jake, Nick, and Luke.
Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Cassie happens to be a witch with ultra strong witch powers and abilities. Hell, she even possesses powerful Black Magic within her bloodline. However, just because she is powerful and strong, Cassie is capable of severe vulnerability emotionally. She is still a normal teenager with normal teenage problems and the fact that she is a witch doesn't make everything easy for her either.
Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Cassie is the Foolish Sibling to Diana's Responsible Sibling. While Cassie is capable of being reckless, impulsive and careless, Diana is more logical, sensible and responsible, especially when it comes to the use of magic.
Hair-Trigger Temper: Cassie has always had a short fuse, even before she discovered her dark magic, which made it worse.
The Heroine: Cassie is the heroine of the series whose primary role is to save and protect everyone.
Hero Protagonist: Cassie serves as both the heroine and the protagonist of The Secret Circle. Her primary role is to save and protect everyone and she is the protagonist as the story centres around Cassie's development as a witch.
Hot-Blooded: Cassie is fiery, passionate and feisty. She has also been shown to have a bit of a temper.
Hot Witch: Cassie is an attractive girl who happens to be a witch. This trope fits all of the other girls within the Circle, including Cassie.
Ideal Hero: Cassie originally starts off as this trope at the beginning of the series. However, as the series progresses, she goes from being a classic heroine with very good intentions to someone who is more dark in nature due to her dark magic ancestry.
I Just Want to Be Normal: Cassie at the beginning of the series. At first, not only is Cassie skeptical of witches and witchcraft, but when she does eventually come to accept her witch heritage, she wants nothing to do with it and tries to escape it as much as possible, feeling that it brings nothing but trouble and pain.
Also, Cassie is the Dark Feminine to Diana's Light, especially after they discover that they are half sisters who share the ancestry of dark magic. While Diana refuses to let her dark magic overtake her and has strong principles and morals regarding the use of her magic, Cassie happens to think that using her dark magic is highly effective, especially during desperate times. Diana is also opposed to killing people at all, while Cassie doesn't seem to be completely opposed to killing someone, mostly the bad guy.
Long-Lost Relative: To Diana. It is revealed in the middle of the season that Cassie and Diana share the same father (John Blackwell) and are therefore, long lost half-sisters.
Love at First Sight: With Adam. When Cassie first laid eyes upon Ada, she said that she felt a strong connection and pull towards him. It was a connection that she could not describe. It was so intense for Cassie that she would lose control of her magic whenever she was in Adam's presence. Interestingly enough, Adam also felt a very strong connection with Cassie. This is because it was revealed that the Conants and the Blake's are "written in the stars" and their families have always been destined to be together.
Murder Is the Best Solution: Whenever Cassie lets her dark magic overtake her and consume her, Cassie seems to feel that killing a bad guy is the first option. Diana, however, is opposed to killing and therefore, often stops Cassie from letting her dark magic overtake her sense of morality and sense of logic.
Ordinary High-School Student: Cassie is a high school student who is ordinary at first. That is, until she discovers her true heritage as a witch and things suddenly become not so ordinary for her.
Parental Abandonment: Like everyone else in the Circle, Cassie has lost a parent or both. Cassie had thought she had lost her father shortly after she was born, however this turns out to be untrue. Cassie's mother Amelia died in a tragic fire (set by Charles Meade) at the very start of the series. Cassie eventually finds out that her real father is alive. Cassie's biological father, John Blackwell, knew about Cassie's existence but was never a part of her life. John is later killed by both Cassie and Diana when they use their combined magic in order to reverse the spell put onto the skull.
Playing with Fire: Cassie has the ability of controlling fires and also creating fires. This power becomes heightened when she concentrates or uses her Black Magic.
Plucky Girl: Despite everything bad that happens around her, Cassie still remains strong and optimistic about things.
Power Of The Storm: Cassie has the ability to control or manipulate the weather. It is assumed that Cassie can create thunderstorms, rain or any other type of weather. In the Pilot, after Faye started a thunderstorm but couldn't stop it, Cassie stepped in and uses her powers and stopped the thunderstorm successfully.
The Protagonist: Cassie is the main protagonist of the series as the series centres around Cassie's witchcraft and development as a witch.
Psychic Nosebleed: Cassie has been seen to have psychic nosebleeds if she overuses her powers or if she overuses her dark magic.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Cassie is the Red Oni to Diana's Blue Oni. Cassie is more hot-headed, impulsive and reckless, while Diana is more logical, calm, and composed.
Refusal of the Call: Cassie initially refuses to accept her heritage and her destiny as a witch. She shows this by calling everyone within the Circle a cult, that she doesn't believe in anything such as magic and her refusal to join and bind the Circle.
Reincarnation Romance: Cassie's relationship with Adam. According to Ethan, Adam and Cassie were destined to be together and were "written in the stars".
Sibling Rivalry: With Cassie. Considering that Cassie is her half sister, there is some competition between the two girls in terms of being the leader of the Circle and also, a competition for Adam and his affections.
Sibling Team: With Diana. Cassie often teams up with Diana when it comes to a plan, mission or fighting an opponent or evil together.
Starcrossed Lovers: Adam and Cassie's relationship. Something or someone always tried to come between them, however, both of them fought as hard as they could to stay together.
Superpower Lottery: Because Cassie is a witch, she possesses special abilities and powers.
Simplified Spellcasting: Cassie has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Summon Magic: Cassie has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Took a Level in Jerkass: After she discovered she had Dark Magic and became addicted to using it from time to time.
Trauma Conga Line: Been through so much tragedy and pain throughout such a short period of time, that it is surprising how Cassie has not completely broken down.
True Companions: With Diana. Her and Diana immediately became fast friends. However, their friendship and relationship became increasingly complicated due to the subtle rivalry between her and Cassie because of Diana's relationship with Adam and Cassie's feelings for Adam. Not only that, but Cassie finds out that Diana is actually her biological half-sister due to the fact that she and Diana share the same father, John Blackwell.
"Cassie, there is no elixir that can make me forget how much I love you, not for long, I swear."
Adam is a natural born male witch and one of the two male members of the Circle (along side Nick and later on, Jake). He was born to Ethan and Catherine Conant on January 28th, 1995 in Chance Harbour, Washington. Adam is instantly attracted to Cassie Blake, despite his relationship with Diana Meade. It is Adam who helps Cassie unlock her powers and encourages her to join the Circle.
Action Hero: Adam is involved in all of the action on the show. Like all of the other witches in the Circle, Adam uses his magic to fight danger, evil or opponents.
Berserk Button: Hurt anyone that Adam cares about including his dad, his friends and especially Cassie, expect Adam to kick your ass.
Betty and Veronica: The Archie for Diana's Betty and Cassie's Veronica. Also, later on, the Betty to Jake's Veronica for Cassie's Archie.
Beware the Nice Ones: Adam is generally a nice guy, but if you mess with him or the people he cares about, watch out.
The Big Guy: Adam is the most powerful male witch within the Circle and he is also unflinchingly loyal to a fault. He would never turn on the Circle or his friends. In fact, after Nick dies, Adam is the only remaining male witch of the Circle, until Jake comes later on in the series.
Bishōnen: See Pretty Boy. Adam definitely has some slightly pretty facial features. Those eyes and those eyelashes...
Boy Next Door: Adam is the friendly nice guy that everyone would want to get to know and befriend.
Chick Magnet: All the chicks, including the main female characters (Cassie, Diana, Faye, even Melissa), think he is a "hottie".
Cock Fight: With Jake over the affections of Cassie.
Crazy Jealous Guy: Except only mildly in regards to Cassie. Adam has a tendency to get a little jealous whenever he sees Cassie with any other guy, first with Luke and then with Jake later on. Adam's jealousy sparks a rivalry between himself and Jake for Cassie's affections.
Deadpan Snarker: Adam has his fair share of witty, humorous or sarcastic moments, especially opposite Jake and Cassie.
Cassie: "It's like I'm living in a Harry Potter movie."
Adam: "He has a wand."
The Determinator: Adam is not the type of person to give up on anything or anyone, whether it be a plan, mission or someone he cares about.
Deuteragonist: Adam is this to Cassie's protagonist. Adam is the male lead of the series and the opposite of the heroine Cassie.
Elemental Powers: Adam possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
The Hero: Adam is the male lead of the series, opposite Cassie, who is the heroine. He is also the the main romantic lead for Cassie. Adam's primary role along with Cassie is to save and protect everyone.
Ordinary High-School Student: Adam is a high school student like all of the other members of the Circle. Or at least he tries to act like he's an ordinary high school student because the reality is, he's not. He's a witch, for God's sake.
Hot Warlock: Adam is attractive and he has two main female characters (Diana and Cassie) fighting for him and vying for his attention. He is the centre of the main love triangle of the entire series (this includes the novel series as well).
Love at First Sight: With Adam. Cassie had an instant and strong magnetic attraction and connection with Adam the very first time they met.
Love Hurts: His relationships with both Diana and Cassie are rather complicated to say the least.
Love Interest: To both Diana and Cassie. Adam is Diana's boyfriend in the beginning of the series. However, Adam also becomes the object of affection for the series protagonist Cassie.
Love Triangle: Adam is the centre of the main triangle of the series between Cassie/Adam/Diana. In the beginning, Diana is Adam's girlfriend but Adam feels an instant attraction or connection to Cassie. Adam often tries to fight it as well as Cassie for the sake of Diana. Although later on, Diana does break up with Adam because of Adam's connection with Cassie. Later on in the series, Adam is in a love triangle with Jake and Cassie.
Making a Splash: Adam has an affinity to water and controlling bodies of water.
Mind over Matter: Adam has the ability of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
Missing Mom: Adam's mother died shortly after Adam was born. Therefore, Adam never really knew his mother and was raised by his father.
Morality Pet: For Cassie. Adam often prevents or stops Cassie from going over the edge, especially in regards to her dark magic. Cassie often listens to Adam most likely because of the special connection that he and Cassie share.
Nice Guy: Adam is approachable, friendly and nice to almost everyone he meets. Unless you cross him, Adam is a caring, loyal friend.
Parental Abandonment: See Missing Mom. Adam's mother, Catherine died when Adam was just a baby. Adam never had a mother growing up and he was raised by his father, Ethan. Adam isn't the only member of the Circle to suffer from this; all of the other members of the Circle have either lost one parent or have lost both.
Pretty Boy: Adam has slightly androgynous features with pretty blue eyes and rather long, full eyelashes. Sometimes, he is often mistaken for wearing mascara or eyeliner or both, even though he really isn't; those are just Thomas Dekker's eyelashes doing all of the talking.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Adam is the Blue Oni to Jake's Red. While Adam is more calm, cool, logical, Jake is more impulsive, reckless and passionate.
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Adam is the Sensitive Guy to Jake's Manly Man. Adam is much more sensitive and in touch with emotions than Jake, who is seen to be more edgy.
Simplified Spellcasting: Adam has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Spiky Hair: Adam's hair is always gelled and spiked a certain way and it seems to be his trademark hairstyle.
The Stoic: For the most part, Adam is pretty calm, cool and collected and he rarely lets his emotions get the best of him.
Summon Magic: Adam has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Unresolved Sexual Tension: Has this with Cassie. Despite Adam being in a relationship with Diana in the beginning, Adam can't prevent himself from having a strong, undeniable attraction and connection with Cassie. Much of this has to do with the fact that Adam and Cassie are destined or "written in the stars".
"Let's hurry up. I wouldn't want you to miss your imaginary meeting."
Diana is the responsible, but strict leader of the Circle. She was born to John Blackwell and Elizabeth Meade on April 18, 1995 in Chance Harbour, Washington. Diana is good friends with Cassie Blake, despite the attraction between Cassie and Diana's long-term boyfriend, Adam. Diana is the first member of the Circle to discover witchcraft and, as of the series' start, the only member to have found her family's Book of Shadows.
Action Girl: Diana, along with all of the other female witches within the Circle, fit this trope because she is involved amidst all of the action which happens on the show. Diana often engages in the action by using her witch abilities.
Bookworm: Diana seems to love research. She also reads a lot.
Brainy Brunette: Diana is smart, sensible and logical. In fact, Diana is seen as the smartest and most logical of the Circle, hence why she is normally seen as the leader of the Circle at first.
Break the Cutie: In the last few episodes, Diana's world literally comes crashing down when she finds out the man who raised her (Charles Meade) wasn't her real, biological father (John Blackwell is her real father), her mother cheated on him and had an affair (cheated on Charles Meade with John Blackwell), and, worst of all, he (Charles) murdered Cassie's (her half sister) mother, Amelia.
Broken Bird: Diana faces so much pain and tragedy, especially later on in the series.
Cute Witch: Diana is a benevolent witch who practices White Magic and uses her powers for good. She, like Cassie, possesses an ancestry of Black Magic, but she is much more in control of it than her half-sister, Cassie.
Determinator: Diana is probably one of the most determined members of the Circle. When she has a set plan, goal and mission, she will never give up on it and she will do anything and everything (except crossing the moral line) to make sure she succeeds.
Elemental Powers: Diana possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Diana is a witch who possesses strong witch powers and abilities. However, just because she is powerful, strong and highly capable, Cassie is also susceptible to emotional vulnerability. Diana is a normal teenager with feelings and normal teenage problems; the fact that she is a powerful witch doesn't make everything easy for her either. In fact, it puts more pressure and responsibility onto her at such a young, fragile age.
Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Diana is the Responsible Sibling to Cassie's Foolish Sibling. While Cassie is capable of being reckless, impulsive and careless, Diana is more logical, sensible and responsible, especially when it comes to the use of magic.
Good Is Not Nice: Generally, Diana is kind and nice to everyone. But that kindness does not extend to her enemies or people who cross her in any way.
Good Is Not Soft: Diana is a good person but she is a witch and she will kick your ass if you get on her bad side.
Go-Getter Girl: Diana is the epitome of a multi-tasker. She tries to live a normal life as a high school student, be a girlfriend to Adam, act as the leader of the Circle and take care of all of the problems of everyone else. She also looks out for everyone in the Circle and she tries to protect everyone within the town of Chance Harbour alongside her fellow Circle members.
Heartbroken Badass: Has had her share of heartbreak in regards to love and romance, most notably her relationship with Adam.
Hot Witch: Diana is attractive and she happens to be a powerful witch as the same time.
The Leader: Diana is the leader of the Circle before Cassie shows up and joins the Circle. Even though Cassie eventually becomes the leader of the Circle once she begins to accept her witch heritage, Diana still organizes and plans many of the plans and missions. She also takes the lead in helping the rest of the Circle complete a mission.
Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Diana is the Light Feminine to Cassie's Dark, especially after they discover that they are half sisters who share the ancestry of dark magic. While Diana refuses to let her dark magic overtake her and has strong principles and morals regarding the use of her magic, Cassie happens to think that using her dark magic is highly effective, especially during desperate times. Diana is also opposed to killing people at all, while Cassie doesn't seem to be completely opposed to killing someone, mostly the bad guy.
Long-Lost Relative: To Cassie. It is revealed in the middle of the season that Cassie and Diana share the same father (John Blackwell) and are therefore, long lost half-sisters.
Love Interest: To Adam, initially. She is Adam's main love interest until she breaks up with Adam because of Adam's feelings and connection to Cassie. Eventually, Diana starts to date Grant later on in the series and Grant becomes her boyfriend.
Love Triangle: Diana is in a love triangle with Adam and Cassie. She is originally the Betty to Cassie's Veronica for Adam's Archie. She starts off as Adam's girlfriend, but she eventually breaks up with Adam because of Adam's feelings and connection with Cassie.
Magical Girl: Diana is a witch and she possesses the gift of magic.
Mind over Matter: Diana has the ability of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
Morality Pet: Diana is this to Cassie. She often stops Cassie from overusing her dark magic and letting her dark magic consumer her and overtake her. Diana also talks Cassie out of killing someone being the first option i solving problems.
Also for her step-father, Charles. When it comes to Charles, Diana is definitely is weak spot.
Nice Girl: Diana is sweet, kind, caring and friendly towards everyone... unless you cross her or piss her off in any way.
Ordinary High-School Student: Diana is a high school student who appears ordinary at first, however, she is discovered to be a witch like all of the other members of the Circle, which makes her not so ordinary after all.
Parental Abandonment: Diana's mother, Elizabeth, died shortly after Diana was born. She was raised by her step-father Charles Meade. However, Diana discovers that her real, biological father, John Blackwell, is very much alive. But Diana and Cassie both join forces in order to defeat John when they discover that he had bad intentions.
The Pollyanna: Diana is very optimistic by nature. She tries to see the positive in everything.
Pragmatic Heroine: Diana is very logical, sensible and responsible. She is normally seen as the most rational and pragmatic of the group. She is normally the one who orchestrates the plans and the missions. Diana sees thing as they are, takes things for what they are and sees the reality in any situation.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Diana is the Blue Oni to Cassie's Red Oni. While Diana is more logical, calm, cool and composed, Cassie is more capable of being reckless, hot-headed, and impulsive, especially in regards to the usage of their magic.
The Reliable One: Diana is always there for everyone whenever anyone, whether it be her friends, family or anyone else in the Circle, need her or need any help from her. She is highly dependable and trustworthy.
Sibling Rivalry: With Cassie. Considering that Cassie is her half sister, there is some competition between the two girls in terms of being the leader of the Circle and also, a competition for Adam and his affections.
Sibling Team: With Cassie. Diana often teams up with Cassie when it comes to a plan, mission or fighting an opponent or evil together.
Simplified Spellcasting: Diana has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Summon Magic: Diana has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Diana is opposed to killing people and believes that killing someone should never be the first option to anything. Cassie, on the other hand, seems to think killing someone (mostly the bad guy) should be one of the top options in regards to solving problems. Diana is often seen as a Morality Pet for Cassie, especially in regards to Cassie and her usage of her dark magic. Diana often stops Cassie from going over the edge and letting the power that comes along with her dark magic to overtake and consume her.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: Diana is the Girly Girl to Faye's Tomboy. She is much softer and more feminine than Faye, who is more edgy and tough in both appearance and attitude.
White Magician Girl: Although Diana possesses Black Magic ancestry like her half sister Cassie, Diana refuses to experiment with it or dabble in it. She strictly practices White Magic and uses her powers for good; using them for saving and protecting others.
"Doe-eyed Orphan Annie breezes into town acting like she doesn’t know the difference between witchcraft and Santa Claus."
Faye is an eccentric and free-spirited witch who uses her powers recklessly and selfishly. She was born to Thomas and Dawn Chamberlain on February 25th, 1995 in Chance Harbor, Washington. Frequently brash and irresponsible, Faye often challenges authority and is best friends with Melissa Glaser. Initially she does not want to bind the Circle and resents the loss of her individual powers.
Action Girl: Faye is a witch who uses her magic to fight dangers.
Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Faye is the epitome of this trope physically. She's tall, brunette, edgy, calm and composed, even aloof. She is rather statuesque in appearance and has a very commanding presence.
Alpha Bitch: Faye is the epitome of bitch. She is edgy, feisty, tough, rebellious and she has a major attitude. She is also capable of being rather scheming and manipulative and she will do anything in order to get her way without thinking about the consequences.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her relationship with Jake. Overall, Faye seems to like the bad boys who are both rebellious and edgy.
Anti-Hero: Although Faye generally has good intentions and wants to help people more so than hurt people, she still is willing to cross the moral or questionable line from time to time and has too much of a morally grey mentality to classify as an Ideal Heroine.
Dark Magical Girl: Faye is a lot darker than the other witches within her Circle. Although her intentions aren't necessarily evil, she doesn't always use her powers for good. She is a little bit impulsive, reckless and rebellious and she does things her way, no matter what anyone thinks.
Deadpan Snarker: Faye is the source of sarcasm and wit on this show. Not a scene goes by when she isn't saying a sarcastic line or joke.
Destructive Romance: With Jake. Apparently, the last time Jake broke up with her and left town, things didn't end well between the two of them. Faye became very depressed and accordingly to Melissa, she almost ended up in a mental hospital.
Elemental Powers: Faye possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Fake American: Faye may be American but the actress who portrays her, Phoebe Tonkin originally hails from Australia.
Femme Fatale: Faye often uses her feminine wiles and her sexuality to get what she wants.
Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Faye is the epitome of a party girl. She loves to drink, get high and she loves to get rowdy. This is only on par with Faye's attention seeking personality.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Melissa. Faye is Melissa's best friend and the two are always there for each other. Faye is often seen to be highly protective of Melissa and always has her best interests at heart.
Hot Witch: Faye, along with the other female members of the Circle, are attractive and they happen to be powerful witches at the same time.
An Ice Person: Faye has also been shown to have an affinity with ice and freezing things.
Ice Queen: Faye can be rather ruthless, selfish, rebellious and icy. However, she starts to soften up later on in the series.
I Just Want to Be Special: Faye always wants to stand out and be the ultimate centre of attention. She often resorts to using her powers to start storms in order to gain attention so that she can show off and appear badass. It usually doesn't end so well though.
It's All About Me: Faye can be incredibly selfish and self-centred. She does start to change her ways later on though.
Jerkass —> Jerkass Façade: Faye may act all tough and edgy, but underneath, she's rather emotionally vulnerable and fragile.
Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Although Faye comes off as very sarcastic and bitchy, it is seen to be a facade to cover up her inner vulnerability. Deep down, Faye cares about her friends, especially Melissa, whom she always looks out for.
The Lancer: To Cassie. While Cassie is more moral, heroic and responsible, Faye is much more carefree, edgy and irresponsible. Faye likes to break the rules a little bit in comparison to Cassie (that is when Cassie isn't letting her dark magic overtake her).
Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Faye is the Dark Feminine to Cassie's Light, especially in the beginning. While Cassie is more moral, serious and responsible, Faye is more attention-seeking, impulsive and irresponsible. Cassie has more moral, obedient, and benevolent intentions while Faye had more amoral, rebellious and malevolent intentions, especially in regards to the usage of their abilities. However, Faye does learn to control her impulsiveness in regards to her powers, while Cassie becomes increasingly more impulsive and reckless with her abilities, especially with her dark magic.
Magical Girl: Faye is a witch who possesses the gift of magic.
Ordinary High-School Student: Faye is a high school student who appears ordinary at first, however, she is actually a witch like all of the other members of the Circle, which makes her not so ordinary after all.
Parental Abandonment: Faye's father, Thomas died shortly after Faye's birth. Therefore, Faye never knew her father. She was close with her grandfather, Henry, who was Thomas' father.
Power Of The Storm: Faye has the ability to manipulate the weather at her own will. She can create thunderstorms and rain.
Shock and Awe: Faye seems to have a strong affinity with lightening and electricity. Hence why she seemed to have a lot of fun starting thunderstorms.
Simplified Spellcasting: Faye has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
White Magician Girl: Even though Faye can be rather reckless and impulsive in regards to her abilities as a witch, Faye generally uses her powers for saving and protecting others; Faye, like all of the other witches within the Circle, practices White Magic.
Woman in Black: Faye frequently wears either black or darker coloured clothing.
'''Portrayed By: Jessica Parker Kennedy
"You're a master elder with a badass cloaking spell and you use it to hide your girly mags?"
Melissa is Faye Chamberlain's best friend and the former girlfriend of Nick Armstrong. She was born to Patrick and Sophia Ann Glaser on May 6th, 1995 in Chance Harbour, Washington. In contrast to her counterparts, Melissa is more quiet and keeps to herself, but she is responsible and loyal to the Circle. Despite her relationship with bad-girl Faye, Melissa is a very caring and down-to-earth young woman who cares deeply about her family and friends.
Action Girl: Melissa, like all of the other female witches within the Circle, all engage in the action on the show using the witch abilities and powers. Melissa often uses her abilities to fight an opponent or evil.
Badass Adorable:Melissa can kick ass and take names whenever she wants to. She is tough, smart and feisty.
Black Best Friend: To Faye. She's Faye's best friend and she is the only black member of the Circle.
Aerokinesis: Melissa apparently has an affinity for air and creating wind.
Broken Bird: Melissa fell into this trope after Nick died. Melissa became much more distant, cynical and withdrawn and she often shut out her friends and the rest of the Circle, especially Faye.
But Not Too Black: Jessica Parker Kennedy is bi-racial (she is half Italian, half Black) and she is therefore, only slighter darker than her Caucasian/White witch counterparts. Jessica/Melissa also has predominantly Caucasoid facial features.
Cute Witch: Melissa is a benevolent witch who practices White Magic and uses her powers primarily to fight evil forces.
Elemental Control: Melissa possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Hot Witch: Melissa is an attractive girl who practices magic.
Insane Equals Violent: After Nick came back from the dead, he became extremely violent. He smashed things uncontrollably and even killed a security guard. And he did all of this without being possessed by a demon like the first time.
Little Miss Badass: Melissa has abilities and skills that far exceed a normal girl. Although at first glance, Melissa appears to be cute and approachable.
Magical Girl: Melissa is a witch who possesses the gift of magic.
Magical Negro: Normally, the supporters of Melissa often see her fitting this description.
Telekinesis: Melissa has the ability of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
Ordinary High-School Student: Melissa is a high school student who appears ordinary at first, however, she is actually a witch like all of the other members of the Circle, which makes her not so ordinary after all.
Parental Abandonment: Melissa's mother, Sophie Ann, died after Melissa was born. Melissa was raised by her father, Patrick and her stepmother.
Plucky Girl: Despite the tragedy, pain and troubles that she has faced, Melissa has managed to put on a brave face and remain as strong and optimistic as possible, despite everything that has happened.
Sassy Black Woman: Melissa is rather strong-willed, spunky, feisty and she is not afraid to stand up for herself when she has to. She also has strong opinions and she defends them fiercely.
Spellcasting: Melissa has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Conjurgation: Melissa has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Superpower Lottery: Because Melissa is a witch, she possesses special abilities and powers.
Nick is the only other male member of the Circle. He was born to Richard and Sara Armstrong on August 29th, 1994 in Chance Harbour, Washington. He is the younger brother of Jake Armstrong. Prior to the start of the show, he and Melissa Glaser developed a sexual relationship.
Action Guy: Nick is a warlock who is involved in the action in the series.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: Nick is the typical bad boy. He isn't relationship material, he's edgy, a bit tough and he has a tough exterior. Yet Melissa couldn't help but fall in love with him.
Anti-Hero: Nick is one that has good intentions but he is much too complex to fit the regular hero type.
Type III or Type IV.
Back from the Dead: Nick dies in episode 6 but is discovered to be alive again towards the end of the season. However, Melissa ends up killing him in order to save herself and Jake's life.
Came Back Wrong: Nick did come back from the dead, but he didn't exactly come back normal.
The Casanova: Nick appears to be a huge player and seems to like his fair share of women. At first, Nick seemed to use Melissa as a sex toy without reciprocating any of Melissa's actual feelings. Overall, Nick was a huge player and a huge jerk. However, Nick's attitude changed with time, especially in regards to Melissa. Nick admitted that he had genuine feelings for Melissa to her later on as the series progressed.
Demonic Possession: Nick was possessed by the demon Abaddon. Abaddon possessing Nick, tried to pass himself off as a member of the Circle. Jane tried to get rid of Abaddon and release him from Nick, but the crystal proved too much for the demon and Nick ended up retreating. As a result of Nick being able to be saved, Charles ended up drowning Nick, resulting in his death. He later comes back and is discovered to be alive.
Demoted to Extra: Nick was originally a love interest for Cassie in the novel series. However, he is killed off on the show and is replaced by his older brother, Jake (who wasn't a character in the novel series). Instead, Jake becomes a love interest for Cassie in Nick's place in the books.
Elemental Powers: Nick possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Fake American: Nick is American but his portrayer, Louis Armstrong, is from Australia.
Jerkass/Jerkass Façade: Nick's attitude is a facade used to cover up his emotional vulnerability. Later on, he did show that he has a much more understanding, softer side.
Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Despite Nick initially coming off as a douche, he progresses as a character and starts to show that he genuinely does care for Melissa as well as his other Circle members. However, Nick is killed off just as soon as Nick becomes a much nicer person.
Love Redeems: His relationship with Melissa revealed Nick's heart of gold.
Mind over Matter: Nick has the ability of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
Parental Abandonment: Nick lost both of his parents, Richard and Sara, when he was just a toddler. Nick, along with his older brother Jake, was raised by his aunt and uncle.
Playing with Fire: Nick may not have possessed this ability on screen but he seemed to have had a natural affinity with fire.
Shirtless Scene: Nick has his shirt off more than any other male character on the show.
Simplified Spellcasting: Nick has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
The Sixth Ranger: Nick seems to be the tag along of the other five members of the Circle.
Summon Magic: Nick has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Troubled, but Cute: Nick is the epitome of a brooding troubled youth. It is more than likely that Nick's issues stem from his parental abandonment or the death of his parents when he was a young child. However, despite his issues, Nick is still a hot one.
"Yeah, Adam should ditch the skull. All those moral merit badges should add up to something."
Jake is Nick Armstrong's older brother [[spoiler: and, following Nick's death, the replacement member of the Circle}]. He was born to Richard and Sara Armstrong on October 8th, 1992 in Chance Harbour, Washington. Although he is a witch, he has also acted as a witch-hunter, motivated by what he believed to be vengeance for his parents' deaths. His feelings for Cassie caused him to question his mission to destroy the Circle.
Action Guy: Jake is a warlock and therefore, he's involved in a lot of the action in the series as are the other witches and warlocks.
Alpha Bastard: Jake always gets his own way and he will do everything in order to achieve his goals. He's overconfident and he's cocky. He could be sneaky and manipulative when he wanted to be, especially in the beginning.
Anti-Hero: Jake generally has good intentions although he does cross the moral line from time to time.
Jake also had elements of a Sociopathic Hero, especially in the beginning. Jake seemed to have killed Calvin without any sense of guilt or remorse in the beginning. However, it was shown that Jake in fact did feel guilty about killing Calvin during his hallucinations. Jake also confessed to John Blackwell, that he wanted to change and become a better person.
Anti-Villain: Jake is a Type III. Although he generally has good intentions, he is the kind of person who will do anything to achieve his agenda, even crossing the moral line.
Badass: Jake can kick ass if he wants to. He is a highly capable fighter and he's a warlock after all.
Blond Guys Are Evil: Subverted. At the beginning, it appeared that blond-haired Jake was more on the dark side than on the good side. Jake was a witch hunter who didn't have good intentions and was planning on outing the rest of the Circle for revenge.
However, Jake eventually changes and comes around; turns out he's not so evil after all.
Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Jake is the Brooding Boy to Cassie's Gentle Girl. Jake was generally a dark, brooding, and cynical person and Cassie is more light-hearted, optimistic and caring. Cassie would often try to get Jake to be a much nicer guy and less of a jerk.
Dark and Troubled Past: Jake's past is rather chaotic and troubled; being parentless since a very young age could have contributed to Jake's troubled life.
Deadpan Snarker: Jake has his fair share of sarcastic, witty comments opposite all of his fellow members of the Circle. He shares most of his sarcastic lines with Faye and he and Faye often engage in a Snark-to-Snark Combat.
Defrosting Ice King: Jake becomes less arrogant, cocky and cold and much more kind and compassionate as the series progresses.
The Delinquent: Jake got into a lot of trouble during his life in Chance Harbour. According to Adam, Jake had worked at Adam's dad, Ethan's, Boathouse and had stolen everything that Ethan had, including all of the money. Jake was the epitome of trouble.
Destructive Romance: With Faye. Jake and Faye dated before Jake had left town. It didn't end well between them considering that Melissa said that the last time they broke up, Faye went into a severe downward spiral and depression.
Elemental Powers: Jake possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Parental Abandonment: Jake lost both of his parents when he was very young. Therefore, he was raised by his aunt and uncle.
Playing with Fire: Jake seems to possess the ability of starting and controlling fires.
The Rival: To Adam. Mostly over Cassie but over other things as well. Adam and Jake haven't liked each other for years and their rivalry only heated up in regards to Cassie.
Simplified Spellcasting: Jake has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Smug Snake: Jake had a habit of treating both friends and enemies alike like completely terribly.
White Magician Guy: Although Jake was reluctant about joining the Circle and didn't originally have noble intentions, Jake still practices White Magic.
The Witch Hunter: Jake was originally a witch hunter, who hated witchcraft and everything it stood for. He believed that witchcraft was only meant for evil. Before Jake joined the Circle, Jakes primary mission was to discover, expose, and eventually kill all of the members of the Circle as well as any other witches (an example of a witch that Jake had killed was Calvin).
Action Dad: Charles often finds himself amidst all of the action. He always knows what is going on around him, especially in regards to the Circle and the children practicing magic. Charles is always involved somehow.
Anti-Villain —> Anti-Hero: Type III and Type IV. He becomes more of this as the series progresses; he starts to become enlightened and sees the error of his past ways. Despite his immoral deeds, it has been shown that Charles is capable of empathy, affection and guilt.
The Atoner: Charles tries to make up for his villainous ways by trying to change. He even puts himself in the line of fire and sacrifices himself for the safety of Diana and the rest of the Circle.
Badass: Charles is highly intelligent, tough, strategic and a powerful warlock. Meaning that he can kick your ass big time; Charles is not to be messed with or to be crossed.
Elemental Powers: Charles possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Even Evil Has Standards: Later on, he discovers that he made many errors and that he decided to abandon his own villainous ways.
Charles is horrified when Dawn suggests that they kill his mother and the other witch hunters are genuinely afraid of Eben.
Heel-Face Turn: Charles realizes the error of his ways and feels guilty for killing Amelia Blake. He even showed remorse for killing Nick Armstrong.
I Did What I Had to Do: In order to get rid of Abaddon, Charles had to drown Nick in water to destroy the demon. Charles didn't take drowning Nick too lightly though and actually felt guilt over doing what he did.
Simplified Spellcasting: Charles has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Summon Magic: Charles has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Superpower Lottery: Because Charles is a warlock, he possesses special abilities and powers.
Villainous Breakdown: Charles ends up suffering a breakdown when he confesses to Diana that he was the one who was responsible for Amelia's death. His guilt consumes him when John Blackwell releases a curse onto Charles and he sees and hears Amelia, who is Cassie's mother, whom he had killed at the start of the series.
Visionary Villain: Charles is very scheming and manipulative. Almost all of his crimes are motivated by an agenda or a goal he is wanting to reach.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Even if Charles has good intentions, he'll do some villainous and immoral things in order to achieve his endgame.
Elemental Powers: Dawn possesses the ability of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
Fake American: Dawn is American but the actress who portrays her, Natasha Henstridge, is Canadian.
Mama Bear: Dawn seems to be highly protective of children, especially of her only daughter, Faye.
Manipulative Bitch: Dawn is extremely cunning and scheming. She has crossed the moral line many times. She will often use people to get what she wants, even if she has to kill them herself, like she did with Henry Chamberlain.
Mind over Matter: Dawn has the ability of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
Simplified Spellcasting: Dawn has the ability of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
Summon Magic: Dawn has the ability of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Although Dawn does have good intentions most of the time, she does many immoral and villainous actions and deeds in order to achieve her goals.
Wouldn't Hurt a Child: After Dawn used the crystal to reawaken Sally, who had "died" after Faye had accidentally pushed her off the cliff, Dawn stated to Charles that "they don't kill children".
Portrayed By: John Lando
Action Dad: John often finds himself amidst all of the action and always knows everything that is going on, especially regarding the Circle. He even lead the Circle on a mission a few times and has helped the Circle with spells and magic.
Badass: You seriously don't want to mess with John Blackwell. He is powerful and he can kick your ass. The dude possesses Dark Magic for Gods sake.
The Chessmaster: John is the master at the art of lying, scheming, deception and manipulation. He uses people, including his own two daughters Cassie and Diana, as pawns in order to achieve or fulfill his shady agenda.
Disappeared Dad: John hasn't been in Cassie (and Diana's) life since she was born. However, John had told Cassie that he looked out for her from afar in order to protect her. In regards to Diana, John was completely unaware of her existence until Diana's teen years (Or so he says)
Evil All Along: John was revealed to have bad intentions all along, despite his earlier attempts of trying to protect Cassie and Diana and the rest of the Circle.
In Family, John used Cassie and Diana to create the crystal skull by destroying the original six crystals. While Cassie held the skull, John told her to give it to him causing Diana and Cassie to ask why she couldn't hold it. Which in turn caused John to use his magic to render Cassie and Diana unconscious. At the Abandoned House he trapped them in a circle with Colocasia Root so they couldn't use their magic to escape while he spelled the skull to kill all witches except those who are of the Balcoin bloodline.
Killed Off for Real: Both Cassie and Diana ended up killing John when they both used their dark magic on the crystal skull to reverse the spell that would make every witch burn from the inside out. Since they reversed it, it burned John instead.
Dating What Mommy Hates: Jane apparently strongly disapproved of her daughter Amelia's romantic relationship with John Blackwell. She disapproved of John so much that Jane had even prepared a Witch Cruid in an attempt to kill him.
Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: Considering that Jane is a grandmother, she is still rather youthful and attractive in appearance. Sometimes, you think that Jane is Cassie's mother, not her grandmother.
Mama Bear: Especially in regards to Cassie. Jane is highly protective of Cassie. She was also highly protective of her daughter, Amelia; she kept Amelia's heritage as a witch a secret from her in order to protect her from the pain, tragedy and trouble that often comes along with witchcraft.